10 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Port Douglas & Daintree

By Chelsea Mee
Oct 4, 2017. Last updated Mar 3, 2021


1. You can be the captain of your own adventure.

Take the wheel and create your dream holiday in Port Douglas Daintree, whether it be a tropical island escape or rainforest retreat.


2. Port Douglas is a foodie haven waiting for you to munch your way through.

Start wining and dining your way around Port Douglas with this guide of where the locals eat.


3. There're tropical escapes everywhere you turn.

Island hop your way along Tropical North Queensland with fringing reefs and underwater havens like Low Isles at your fingertips. Check out this guide to plan your tropical island escape.


4. You can go from rainforest to reef in just a few steps.

Seriously, Great Barrier Reef + Daintree Rainforest = the power couple of World Heritage-listed sites in Australia.


5. Refreshing yourself and relaxing has never looked this good.

Need a break stat? Head into the heart of the oldest rainforest in the world for some R&R. Need more convincing? Check out this list of reasons why you need to visit the Daintree Rainforest.


6. The Great Barrier Reef is on your doorstep.

That's right all 2300km of it and you can find your sea legs - even if you're short on time with these tours.


7. Rainforest adventures can be found around every corner.

Get back to nature with a trek into the forest. Keep your eyes up - if you want any chance of ticking these Daintree animals off your "I've seen them in the wild" list.


8. You can kick back and admire mango coloured sunsets on the daily.

And if you luck out with the weather, you can pretend with a mango daiquiri and Port Douglas' best spots for sundowners.


9. Just in case you forgot you were in the tropics - it's a palm tree paradise

Nothing says a luxe tropical holiday like relaxing under some palm trees. BYO round towel and instagrammable hat for the perfect shot.


10. It's a never-ending tropical bucket list calling your name.

It's nothing but blue and green as far as the eye can see.


What are you waiting for? Start planning your holiday to Port Douglas and the Daintree!

All photos courtesy of @travelsofsophie and @weownthemoment_photography


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